Tag Archives: graphic design
Mind over Matter at Kemistry gallery on Charlotte Road in east London was one of my fave spots. The exhibition brings together a collection oforiginal material and notes from Alan Fletcher’s archive, documenting thirty or so years of attentive curiosity. A small space but I found myself there for a good hour perusing the sketches filling the walls. Definitely worth a look.
Another favourite was Continue reading
Emma Weber, one of our graphic designers here at Studio Conran inaugurated the new overground East London Line yesterday morning and took a couple of pics…
I usually cycle into work but I got a flat tyre last night cycling home so the opening was perfect timing. The train was practically empty and sooo clean. Amazing. The only downside was the colour and patterns of the seats… Check for yourself. Definitely not my cup of tea!
Somerset House really is the place to be at the moment – last week we recommended taking a look or rather a listen of Bill Fontana’s River Sounding.
This weekend the Pick Me Up, the UK’s first contemporary Graphic Art fair, will be held in that same auspicious location, bringing together the most exciting graphic artists working today and giving people the chance to buy quirky, affordable, one-off pieces of illustration and design.
If you dont fancy either of those simply go and soak up the sun on their riverside terrace – divine. It’s heading on up to 20degrees….!
Read more about it on Eye Magazine’s blog
A New Face at Studio Conran
Well, we are delighted to announce that from next Monday Hugo Eccles will be joining the studio as the brand new Creative Director fresh from New York and stints at Fitch and Arnell Group’s Innovation Lab. Very exciting.
We managed to grab him before he starts ‘officially’ and ask him a couple of questions about why he’s joined CONRAN.
Click back on Monday or subscribe to our emails or feeds to find out and keep up to date about what’s going on.
Marrying Miss Last
Massive congratulations to Izzie Last, our fabulous Senior Receptionist and general oracle. She’s off to get married next weekend. If ever a wedding was planned in more beautiful detail we want to know about it.
We wish her and new husband Jason all the best!
We were very excited back in 2009 when Japan’s leading lighting company, Yamagiwa, invited us to create a premium concept that treats light as a raw material rather than to design an object which lights up.
The result is the Stem Ray Light, an elegantly simple and discrete task light. Primarily designed to focus a bright pool of soft light on a small area, it’s ideal for reading anywhere.
We were over the moon when this month we were awarded a Red Dot Award – distinction for high design quality.
Find out more about this flexible friend here
Studio Conran is our cutting edge product and design studio full of young and trendy like-minded people reading Wired and Eye magazine and beavering away on macs with screens the size of footballers’ televisions.
Watch this video about the sort of thing they do.
Graphic designer Bryony Akehurst worked with Mariscal – next week she answers a few questions about what it was like working with the design legend
Keep an eye out for the distinctive, bold packaging developed by Studio Conran with acclaimed Spanish designer Javier Mariscal whose retrospective exhibition last Summer brought vibrant murals and fun typography to London’s Design Museum
Read more about why we are doing pop-ups here (subscriber only page)
Read more about working with Mariscal next week